Louis Untermeyer

(1885-1977 / United States)

Louis Untermeyer Poems

1. A Side Street 4/16/2010
2. Ash Wednesday 4/16/2010
3. Challenge 4/16/2010
4. End Of The Comedy 4/16/2010
5. Eve Speaks 4/16/2010
6. Faith 4/16/2010
7. Feuerzauber 1/4/2003
8. How Much Of Godhood 1/4/2003
9. Infidelity 4/16/2010
10. Inhibited 4/16/2010
11. Irony 4/16/2010
12. Ivory And Rose 4/16/2010
13. Koheleth 4/16/2010
14. Landscapes 4/16/2010
15. Magic 4/16/2010
16. Mockery 1/4/2003
17. On The Birth Of A Child 4/16/2010
18. Only Of Thee And Me 4/16/2010
19. Portrait Of A Machine 4/16/2010
20. Prayer 4/16/2010
21. Prayer For This House 4/16/2010
22. Questions At Night 4/16/2010
23. Rainbow’s End 4/16/2010
24. Reveille 1/4/2003
25. Summer Storm 4/16/2010
26. Summons 4/16/2010
27. The Dark Chamber 4/16/2010
28. The Laughers 4/16/2010
29. The Victory Of The Beet-Fields 4/16/2010
Best Poem of Louis Untermeyer

Rainbow’s End

“Do you remember at the rainbow's end
Those flowers trampled by the hurrying rain,
Hanging their heads, knowing they would not spend
Their prodigal colors again?

“Hanging their heads, you laughed, afraid to stare
Back at the boundless apathy of blue.
While arched above them in prismatic air
Their seven colors grew.

“And then, do you remember how you said
That every flower beaten to the ground
Blossoms in beds of light, and shook your head,
Half playful, half profound?

“And stooped and picked two petals suddenly
And let them ...

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How Much Of Godhood

How much of Godhood did it take --
   What purging epochs had to pass,
Ere I was fit for leaf and lake
   And worthy of the patient grass?

What mighty travails must have been,
   What ages must have moulded me,
Ere I was raised and made akin
   To dawn, the daisy and the sea.

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